Staff Policy D-101.01
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Scholarship

General Education Outcomes

General Education at Northwestern Michigan College promotes the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function effectively in a changing world.  General Education fosters intellectual curiosity, essential to lifelong learning.

To ensure students experience the benefits of our philosophy of general education, the faculty of Northwestern Michigan College commits to instilling these practices throughout the curriculum.

  1. Communication
    Students will practice effective communication with an awareness of audience and a sense of purpose.
  2. Critical Thinking
    Students will skillfully conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information gathered from observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication.
  3. Quantitative Reasoning
    Students will accurately use numbers, symbols, measurements, properties, and the relationships of quantities to make sound decisions, judgments, and/or predictions.


Initially adopted as D-301.01 December 5, 1996
Revised April 27, 1999
Revised June 20, 2001
Revised June 15, 2004
Revised and renumbered D-101.01 December 20, 2006
Revised October 9, 2008
Revised May 7, 2010
Revised May 23, 2012

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